Stage 1A Cultural Resource Investigations for the Verona Research Facility, Town of Verona, Oneida County, New York
Author(s): Carolyn A. Pierce
Stage 1A cultural resource investigations were conducted for the Verona Research Facility located in the Town of Verona, Oneida County, New York. The Verona Facility was investigated under a variety of Federal and State directives and regulations, as well as the excessing of some properties associated with the former Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York.
The purpose of the investigation at the Verona Research Facility was to locate and identify any unrecorded cultural resources, prehistoric or historic, that might be located within the boundaries of the Facility and to develop a sensitivity assessment of the potential for conducting additional field investigations (i.e., Stage IB). Background research indicated that the Verona Facility was considered to have varied potential sensitivities for the location of unrecorded prehistoric or historic archaeological sites ranging from low to moderate to high. The poorly-drained qualities of the soils, presence of wetlands and the high degree of historic disturbance negated a high sensitivity for a majority of the Facility. The potential for locating historic cultural material, refuse or foundations, was considered to be high, based on the fact that four nineteenth century farms were located within the boundaries of the Facility and two others are located adjacent to it. Stage IB field investigations have been recommended for those locations within the Facility boundaries containing moderate and/or high sensitivities. In addition, although some or all of the structures and features at the Verona Research Facility might be potentially culturally important because of their association with the "Cold War", the New York State Historic Preservation Office has indicated that they will need further guidance from the National Park Service (NPS) for the evaluation of Cold War Facilities and cannot provide, at present, an eligibility opinion on such properties. Therefore, an evaluation of such structures and features at Verona was beyond the scope of the present study. Photographic documentation was done for five buildings that are proposed for demolition in the fall of 1998.
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Stage 1A Cultural Resource Investigations for the Verona Research Facility, Town of Verona, Oneida County, New York. Carolyn A. Pierce. 1998 ( tDAR id: 438086) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438086
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Cultural Resource Investigation
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Sponsor(s): Lu Engineers
Submitted To(s): Air Force Research Laboratory
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